Melbourne Water is working with stakeholders, community representatives and residents to reimagine a number of creeks across Melbourne.
By working together we can create natural waterways and desirable open spaces where people can interact with nature in cooler, healthier environments.
This approach means that the people who are most likely to use the creek and open space can influence the design so that it meets their needs and preferences. And, the design is informed by local knowledge, community values and priorities.
Reimagining Arnolds Creek, Melton West
The first site to be reimagined is a 1.4km section of Arnolds Creek in Melton West. We have finalised the redesign and expect construction work to commence in August 2019.
To see the plans for this redesigned creek visit the Reimagining Arnolds Creek Your Say webpage.
Reimagining Blind Creek, Boronia
Our site at Blind Creek extends from Manuka Drive to Scoresby Road Boronia. While we had expected to start construction in June, this work has been delayed and we anticipate our civil work to commence in September 2019.
We will continue our work to construct the temporary path as part of our Stage 1 works in July 2019, weather permitting.
To see the plans for this redesigned creek, visit the Reimagining Blind Creek webpage.
Reimagining Tarralla Creek, Croydon
Using community ideas, suggestions and priorities captured online and at face to face events, we developed concept designs for a reimagined Tarralla Creek. Feedback confirmed that our concept designs were on the right track and included key elements that were important to you. We have continued to refine these designs and to advocate for additional funding.
We anticipate that this project will be delivered in stages.
To see the plans for this redesigned creek visitReimagining Tarralla Creek Your Say webpage.
Reimagining Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital, St Albans
During March 2019 we held a number of community events where we asked the community to provide ideas and suggestions for how we could improve the section of Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital. As this project is linked to the Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct masterplan, we anticipate construction to commence in 2021. The masterplan is being developed by the Victorian Planning Authority in collaboration with Brimbank City Council and Western Health.
To see the engagement report visit Reimagining Your Creek Your Say webpage.